|Botanical Name||Cestrum spp.|
IdentificationSpecies known as orange cestrum, red cestrum, green cestrum and the strongly night-scented queen of the night. Shrubs or small trees. Simple leaves hairy or smooth, foul smelling when bruised. Tubular flowers, often fragrant, most colours except blues, 5-lobed. Fruit is berry.
HabitatsShrubland areas, secondary forest and shrubland margins, secondary forest, waste places, stream banks.
Impact to Biota and EcosystemsVigorous. Can form dense undergrowth and invade forest and sheltered gullies.
Dispersal Routes, Vectors, Infestation SourcesOften used as hedging and in and around paddocks and forest margins. Garden escape.
Cut and paint stumps with Tordon Brushkiller at 1 part to 20 parts of water.
Tordon Brushkiller at 50 ml in 10 litres of water.
Stock death resulting from eating cestrum has been reported.
This plant is prohibited from propagation, sale and distribution!